Kalanchoes belong to the succulent family. Original kalanchoes were tall and difficult to manage as a potted plant. It was in the 1980s that Dutch and Danish breeders/growers managed to create the current plant.
The colorful potted variety of kalanchoe seen today is very compact with rich foliage, strong stems, plenty of blooms and can reach an average height of 15 - 45cm. Kalanchoes long lasting flowers are available in yellow, orange, pink, purple, white, red and bi - colors.
Kalanchoes need water only when the soil becomes dry to the touch - do not overwater. These plants also need moderate home temperatures (65 - 70°F), bright light, and minimum care.
Kalanchoes can be grown year round. Once the flowers start to die they can be cut back and new buds will begin to bloom again.